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Dane County extends face mask order until Jan. 3

November 23, 2021

Students, faculty and staff are reminded that both UW–Madison and Dane County have extended masking requirements into January. Public Health Madison & Dane County announced…

Campus COVID update: Get ready for Thanksgiving recess

November 17, 2021

Get the latest travel safety information and an update on the campus masking requirement.

UW–Madison responds to federal COVID-19 vaccination mandate

November 11, 2021

To comply with the broad scope of the order, all employees (not only those who directly work on federal contracts) must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious accommodation exempting them from the requirement by Jan. 4, 2022. This includes student hourly employees.

COVID questions: Thanksgiving; boosters

November 9, 2021

This ongoing series answers questions about COVID-19 and the pandemic. Today: Should we feel OK traveling for the holiday? Is it safe to mix the vaccines?

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine pediatric clinical trial to focus on ages 6 months to 5 years

November 8, 2021

“This is the final frontier. Our very youngest children need to get the vaccine and we need to make sure they are safe,” says Bill Hartman, co-principal investigator of the KidCOVE clinical trial at UW–Madison.

Changes to campus COVID-19 testing availability

November 3, 2021

COVID-19 testing availability on campus is changing – please review the changes and keep them in mind if you need to schedule a testing appointment.

Update on COVID-19 booster shots

October 21, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized booster shots for people ages 18 and over who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and for some at risk populations who received the Moderna vaccine. If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends it, these boosters will be available soon, including on campus through University Health Services.

Dane County extends face mask order to Nov. 5

October 4, 2021

Public Health Madison & Dane County has extended to Nov. 5 an emergency order requiring that everyone age 2 and older wear a face covering or mask when in any enclosed building. UW–Madison's own mask order remains in effect on campus.

COVID-19 booster shots now available

September 30, 2021

University Health Services (UHS) is now providing a booster, or third shot, of the Pfizer vaccine to students and employees. To make an appointment, use the MyUHS app or web portal. You may also seek appointments off campus including through a health care provider and local pharmacies.

Sept. 23 employee message: Is it COVID-19 or a cold?

September 23, 2021

Chances are you or someone you know has had a cough, runny nose or other symptoms recently and wondered, is it COVID-19? The answer: not necessarily. Fall is when many kinds of respiratory viruses are active. But don’t let your guard down.

Sept. 16 employee message: Updates on close contacts, testing and more

September 16, 2021

As expected, campus is seeing a rise in cases, which is likely to continue over the next couple of weeks. The precautions we are all taking on campus – such as getting vaccinated, masking indoors and staying home if sick – remain the appropriate response to protect yourself.

Faculty/staff message: Update after first week of classes

September 10, 2021

Our 90 percent campus vaccination rate and masking and testing requirements continue to protect our community, although we can expect to see additional positive cases as the more contagious delta variant moves through the broader community.

VCRGE announces second round of funding support for critical campus research

September 7, 2021

Research activities delayed or negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply for the Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative.

UW-Madison reports high levels of vaccination  

September 2, 2021

As of Sept. 1, 88 percent of students are fully vaccinated and 91 percent of students have received at least one dose. In addition, 92 percent of employees are fully vaccinated.

Employee message: Campus exceeds vaccination goal

September 2, 2021

We are pleased to report that 92 percent of employees and 88 percent of students are now fully vaccinated. This high level of vaccination means that we have a robust level of protection on campus.

UW–Madison begins distributing $28.6M in emergency pandemic aid to students

August 26, 2021

The university's approach to distributing the money includes emergency grants that students with financial need can use to pay off debts or to cover costs such as tuition, food, housing, health care and child care.

Required COVID testing; what to expect this fall

August 18, 2021

Effective August 30, employees and students who have not shared proof of COVID-19 vaccination with UHS will be required to test weekly on campus.

Changes to campus masking policy

August 3, 2021

The more infectious Delta variant of COVID-19 has led to a steep rise in cases across the country, including here in Wisconsin. Accordingly, effective Thursday, August 5, all students, employees and visitors to campus will be required to wear masks when inside campus buildings.

Latest COVID-19 Response Grants target mental health, ongoing pandemic effects

August 2, 2021

The Wisconsin Partnership Program has announced 14 awards totaling $2.7 million to community organizations and researchers to address the impact of the pandemic.